9 Mar 2020

Full-Time Police Officer – Lateral

City of Las Cruces – Posted by clchr Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Job Description

Police Officer – Lateral

This will be a continuous posting; applications will be reviewed periodically.

Fulltime, regular, non-exempt position. Pay will be based upon number of years of full-time experience in law enforcement up to the salary range posted at top of announcement. Offering a $3,000 recruitment and retention incentive payment with a 36 month commitment.

Performs general duty police work involved in the protection of persons and property; prevention and investigation of crimes; and enforcement of laws.

1. Twenty (20) years of age
2. United States citizenship (born or naturalized)
3. Valid driver’s license
4. Valid high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
5. No misdemeanor convictions within the last three (3) years
6. No convictions of domestic violence
7. No felony convictions
8. Any drug usage since receiving a peace officer certification will disqualify
9. Must not have ever transported illegal drugs
10. Must not have a Dishonorable Discharge from the US Military
11. Must pass all steps of the Selection Process; see below
12. Must have a current law enforcement certification that is issued or recognized and approved
by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.
13. Must have a minimum of two (2) years of law enforcement experience from the date of
certification. Law enforcement experience must include, but not limited to: conducting traffic
stops and/or investigations; responding to domestic violence calls, disorderly conduct and public
affrays calls, DWI/DUI; community policing.
14. Must complete LCPD Lateral Training
15. Must complete LCPD Field Training & Evaluation Program (up to 14 weeks).
16. Out-of-State Lateral Officers must complete the one (1) week Certification by Waiver course
(held in Santa Fe, NM) within the first year of employment.

Selection Process (NM Certified only):
1. Complete and submit City of Las Cruces application
2. LCPD Physical Agility assessment
3. NMDPS Day & Night qualification course
4. Extensive background investigation
5. LCPD Assessment Center
6. Polygraph
7. Psychological examination, evaluation and interview
8. Medical physical/Drug screening
9. Police Chief interview

Selection Process (out-of-state):
1. Complete and submit City of Las Cruces application
2. Physical assessment (50th percentile)
3. NMDPS Agility Obstacle Courses
4. NMDPS Day & Night firearms qualification course
5. Extensive background investigation
6. LCPD Assessment Center
7. Polygraph
8. Psychological examination , evaluation and interview
9. Medical physical / Drug screening
10. Police Chief interview

1. Eleven (11) paid holidays per year
2. Twelve (12) sick leave days per year
3. Personal leave
4. Vacation leave
5. Bereavement leave
6. Health insurance plans
7. All uniforms, equipment and sidearm provided
8. Work related injury compensation
9. Retirement program (P.E.R.A.)
10. Take home car program
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11. Promotional opportunities
12. Four (4) – 10 hour work days
13. Paid overtime & compensatory time off
14. Forty (40) hours of annual leave upon hiring
15. Eight (8) hours of personal leave upon hiring
16. Spanish speaking pay – incentive

SALARY: $22.94 – $26.30 / Hour: OPENING DATE: 03/09/20 CLOSING DATE: Continuous

For detailed information and/or to apply, please visit our website www.las-cruces.org

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 64 days.

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